The Painting
Filmfest 2012

German Age Rating

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Figures in a painting jump out of a canvas, popping in and out of other paintings in an artist’s studio, all in search of their creator. The stratified world of the kingdom within the titular painting is made up of Allduns (fully completed and colored figures), Halfies (almost finished), and sketches (well, far from complete). Guess who holds the power? A Romeo & Juliet-like couple – he’s an Alldun, she’s a Halfie – shakes up the palette. Adults will be charmed as much as kids, and the film’s depiction of Venice, awash in orange and yellows, almost rivals the real thing.
Kent Turner,, March 7th, 2012

"Enchanting, inventive and beautifully crafted. This winter’s first discovery."

tags: Animation

Speaker: Jessica Monceau, Adrien Larmande, Thierry Jahn, Julien Bouanich, Céline Ronte


Screenplay: Anik Le Ray

Director of Photography: Rémi Chayé, Julien Bisaro, Jean Palenstijn

Film Editor: Emmanuel de Miranda

Composer: Pascal Le Pennec

Sound: Bruno Seznec

Producer: Armelle Glorennec, Eric Jacquot, Christophe Louis

Production Company: Blue Spirit Animation

World Sales: Rézo Films

Director: Jean-François Laguionie